LG Shri VK Saxena inspected the pilot of aesthetic upgradation of Dhaula Kuan – IGI Airport road stretch
Sunday, August 28, 2022
• LG Shri VK Saxena inspected the pilot of aesthetic upgradation of Dhaula Kuan – IGI Airport road stretch
• Remaining 7 km stretch will be beautified in 3 months: LG
•LG lauded the efforts of workers and labour; had brunch with them
The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena today inspected the ongoing pilot project of the aesthetic upgradation works on the road from Dhaula Kuan to IGI Airport. The beautification of the 1 km stretch near the Air Force Station, which was taken up as a pilot, has been completed with joint efforts of multiple government agencies including MCD, PWD and DJB. Work on the remaining 7 km stretch up to the IGI Airport will be completed in the next three months. The LG, accompanied by Chief Secretary and other senior officials, inspected the stretch and also launched the plantation work on remaining parts of the corridor.
The 1 km stretch has been developed with different species of flowering and ornamental plants. The overhanging trees have been pruned in a uniform shape and railings have been put up for separating the plantation from vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The pavements have been repaired and all encroachment along the stretch have been removed.
Shri Saxena appreciated the efforts of all officers and workers involved in the project and also had brunch with workers. While motivating the workers, the LG said they had a big responsibility of beautifying the city. At the same time, the LG stressed on the need of active public participation for success of such projects.
The aesthetic upgradation works were conceptualized after the LG visited the stretch, right after taking over on May 26th 2022. On his visit then, Shri Saxena had issued instructions to ensure enhanced aesthetics, symmetry in design and horticultural overhaul of the area by planting suitable all weather flowering plants in a landscaped pattern on this stretch of road traversed by every visitor, tourist or dignitary coming to the Capital.
Shri Saxena said the beautification work of this stretch would provide an iconic identity of the city that would leave a lasting impression on lakhs of visitors coming to the city. He also issued specific instructions to finish the beautification work in a time-bound manner as the national capital gears up to host the G-20 Summit in which top world leaders will be visiting Delhi.
The LG said that the 8 KM stretch from Dhaula Kuan to IGI Airport was just a beginning and similar aesthetic upgrade in several other parts of the city will be undertaken in a phased manner. As part of the project, the Dhaula Kuan - Airport stretch will be uniformly developed with flowering plants of different heights to achieve a stepped three coloured pattern on the vacant spaces besides the pavements and on the central verges.
The LG was informed that work has already commenced at different locations on the stretch. Locations have been identified for installing 7-8 fountains on traffic islands. Marble and sand-stone statutes are also planned to be installed at the traffic tri-junction near Terminal 1.